[ kraw ]
/ krɔ /


the crop of a bird or insect.
the stomach of an animal.


    stick in one's craw, to cause considerable or abiding resentment; rankle: She said I was pompous, and that really stuck in my craw.

Origin of craw

1350–1400; Middle English crawe, probably akin to crag2

Can be confused

craw crowcraw crawl Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for craw


/ (krɔː) /


a less common word for crop (def. 6)
the stomach of an animal
stick in one's craw or stick in one's throat informal to be difficult, or against one's conscience, for one to accept, utter, or believe

Word Origin for craw

C14: related to Middle High German krage, Middle Dutch crāghe neck, Icelandic kragi collar
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Idioms and Phrases with craw


see stick in one's craw.

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